Former FBI lawyer James Baker, who was famously fired on Twitter by Elon Musk Tuesday, had a huge motive to assist in censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story released during the 2020 election, a New York Post reporter claimed on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“It was pretty obvious that the Twitter files that had just been released were missing a crucial element,” the New York Post’s Miranda Devine said to show host Tucker Carlson. “And that was the FBI. So, we surmised that somehow Elon Musk had redacted it or someone had withheld the information about the FBI.”
It was in October 2020 when the New York Post published a report pertaining to the contents of a laptop that once belonged to Hunter Biden. Revelations that Baker and others colluded to censor the story as much as possible came after a group of documents detailing political actions by the platform was published Friday by American journalist Matt Taibbi.
Musk publicly explained why Baker was fired, citing “concerns about Baker’s possible role in suppression of information important to the public dialogue.”
In light of concerns about Baker’s possible role in suppression of information important to the public dialogue, he was exited from Twitter today
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 6, 2022
“The FBI, we knew, had pre-bunked to the social media platforms our story,” Devine told Carlson. “Before it came out, they told them to expect a pile of Russian disinformation and Twitter was told by the FBI that we know from Yoel Roth, to expect that it would be in October and would probably refer to Hunter Biden.”
“So we knew that, there had to be something about that at Twitter, and yet there wasn’t in the Twitter files and it was pretty obvious who was suppressing the information, who was the person with the biggest motive, it was Twitter’s top lawyer James Baker, who as you just said had been the top lawyer at the FBI, the quarterback of the FBI-Russia collusion scandal,” continued Devine.
Baker, who okayed surveillance on Carter Page, a Trump campaign aide, based on the completely fictitious Steele Dossier, was hired at Twitter after he left the FBI in June 2020, per The Daily Caller. He reportedly combed through the documents prior to their release to Taibbi, causing a delay of over 90 minutes from the planned 5 p.m. release for Friday, according to Taibbi.
This was also apparently done without the knowledge of Twitter CEO Elon Musk.
We can now tell you part of the reason why. On Tuesday, Twitter Deputy General Counsel (and former FBI General Counsel) Jim Baker was fired. Among the reasons? Vetting the first batch of “Twitter Files” – without knowledge of new management.
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 6, 2022
“Lo and behold, he shows up at Twitter five months before the 2020 election and, lo and behold, one little element did come out in the Twitter Files Friday night,” explained Devine. “It was this one email that had the date and time removed from it very peculiarly. But it was from James Baker and it was weighing in on the decision of the morning of Oct. 14, 2020, a few hours after our story came out. And there was James Baker weighing in on the side of censorship, no surprise.”
Carlson alleged that the story about the intentional coverup on Hunter Biden’s laptop is an example of corruption by the FBI and federal law enforcement.
“Elon Musk needs to let all the information out,” Carlson’s guest concluded. “Let us see it. No more of this curating and holding back.”